Friday, August 28, 2009

Pumping is a MAJOR Milestone!!!

Jenna learned to pump her legs to swing herself!

video

I consider this to be a MAJOR milestone!! YAY JENNA!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sassyness





Need I say more?

Ryan James

I know I am just a TEENY bit biased....but how is it possible that SO much cuteness is crammed into such a little boy?


I adore this kid!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jenna's First Day of Preschool!!

She did it! Jenna had an AWESOME first day of Preschool. Mommy, Daddy and Ryan (who was sleeping) all dropped her off together. We walked her in, met one of her teachers (Miss Tiffany), signed her in, took pictures, kissed her goodbye and left! She had a smile on her face and was already making some new friends.
She started the morning a little slow. Not really wanting to wake up (as usual) but putting Ryan in bed with her helped and she was soon smiling and talking and laughing. Once she realized what today was...she was up and ready to go. She wanted to hurry and eat breakfast, go potty, brush her teeth, do her hair, paint her nails (that was mommy's idea when I saw what a mess they were...can't have THAT on her first day!!), get dressed, get her lunch, get her backpack, and GET GOING!!

We are SO excited for her and know she is going to really blossom during this year of Preschool!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Lake!

So I'm finnnnalllly getting around to posting about the awesome trip we took with Jim's family up to the lake! Jim's sister rented this GORGEOUS house and invited everyone (aunts, uncles, cousins...etc...) up to hang out and celebrate GranMary's birthday!

We had a fabulous time playing games, watching movies, BBQ'ing, visiting, cooking, performing skits, etc...etc... we jam packed a lot of fun into two days and can't wait to do it again...hopefully sooner than later!

Here are a few pictures of the fun that was had! Unfortunately I uploaded MOST of the pictures I took onto Jim's laptop while we were at the cabin and a few days later....the hard drive crashed. Therefore pictures that were taken on the first day (of the skits, BBQ, games, etc...) were lost. Jim is hoping he might be able to recover them...but it's not looking good. :( Lots of other pictures were lost too and I am beyond distraught just thinking about it!

Good think I'm a picture taking maniac so I do have a few pictures that were still on my camera that were taken on the second day. Enjoy!

The cabin:


inside pictures....

Everyone under the age of 40 slept in this room....very comfortably too I might add!

The kids....

The girls.... (Elizabeth, Jenna and Marisa)


Uncle Al and Uncle Art enjoying the morning air...


Elaine spotted some dandelions.....what fun!

They enjoyed themselves SOOO much!


Ryan enjoying the attention of all the girls...

PART of the "crew"

Ryan....ready for the ride home...


Thanks again Auntie Elaine for helping us to make GREAT memories!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swimming with Friends

This past weekend our friends Ann Marie, Joaquin, Amani, Sophia, Layla and Elias came to town for a visit and we were invited over (to their parents/grandparents house) for dinner and swimming! Jim, Ann Marie and Joaquin all went to Berkeley together and Jim was the best man in their wedding. They have remained very good friends every since!

Jenna is one month older than the youngest daughter (Layla) and Ryan is 1 month older than their son (Elias) so they are perfect playmates!

We had a lot of fun and can't wait to see them again!!

Jenna, Daddy and Ryan having a great time...

Layla and her Daddy (Joaquin)

...okay Jenna....your turn. Pose for a nice sweet picture with Daddy....


WTH??? Someone was just SLIGHTLY wound up!!

Goofy little mermaid...

Gotta see which goggles go best with her swimsuit.....

Silly girls Jenna and Layla

That water fountain was tons of fun!

Another little water baby....

He liked the fountain too!!

Ryan and Daddy

Daddy practicing his graceful belly flopping...er....I mean...diving? skills....

Ryan sitting poolside....
"Hi"
Big boy!!

Jenna hanging out with the girls after swim time was over....

The boys, Ryan and Elias, hung out too.....

And afterwards....they were all ready for a movie...


Such fun!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Meeting Mackenzie!!

So I'm running late in posting pictures of all the things we've been up to....like a trip to the mountains (pictures coming tomorrow!), swimming with friends (pictures later this week)....etc....etc... but for now I want to post some pictures of the most important thing we've done lately....

Welcoming the newest member of our family.....

MACKENZIE ELLA!!!

Mackenzie was born on Saturday, August 1st, and Jenna and Mommy went to meet her a few days later on the 4th.

She is beautiful and we are so excited that she is here!

The 3 girl cousins in the family.....


Big sister Madison holding her new little sister Mackenzie

Jenna loves her new little cousin...

Madison is a natural big sister....

We tried desperately to get some pictures of Gramma Kye Kye (my mom) with her three granddaughters.......not an easy task....

The girls were tired, and getting a little loopy.....

and so was Gramma Kye Kye.... ;)

It was a great visit and we are so excited that Mackenzie is here and healthy and PERFECT! Can't wait to watch her grow up! But not too fast ...okay Mackenzie?? ;)